SARK V4.0.0 Password

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Password security

For security reasons, we recommend that you change the default browser and root passwords immediately after installation. The process varies depending upon the platform.

Changing the Browser Password

The browser password is changed from the browser itself in the System->password tab. The browser app requires a password of at least 8 characters and you should try to use a mixture of upper and lower case and at least one numeric character. The change password panel will change the browser password ONLY. It will not change the root password of the box, you must do that separately.

Changing the root password on SME based systems

For the x86 based SARK systems running under SME server the root password can be changed by visiting the to the SME Server Linux platform administration app. You can connect to it using


Documentation for SME server can be found on the SME server Wiki at

Changing the root password on embedded systems (SARK200 and SARK500)

The root password can be changed by establishing an SSH console session with the unit and issuing the linux passwd command. The simple format of the command is as follows (it will ask you to enter your new password twice)

root@s200:~# passwd
Enter new UNIX password: 
Retype new UNIX password: 
passwd: password updated successfully

And that has changed your system root password.